Chad president Idriss Deby as shown to the world why he was a successful rebel commander before he became the president of Chad.
After the attack on Chadian troops in Boma town by the Boko Haram insurgents on the 23rd of March 2020, in which more than 70 Chadian soldiers were reportedly killed.
Idriss Deby took the bull by the horn to dealt a decisive blow on the insurgents. On the between 28th and 30th of March 2020, the Chadian Military lead by the president himself carried out a large offensive against the insurgents.
The Operation which was tagged, “Operation Boma Wrath” comprises of more than two battalion of Chadian troops, with more than 50 gun trucks, Armoured Personal Carriers, Attack Helicopters and an arrays of heavy artillery.
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For those asking for video, here it is. President Idriss Deby is a practical president and his visit to the war scene and his interactions with the Generals have produced result which we have seen pic.twitter.com/RGOzSFG7Ju— Dan-Borno (@DanBorno) April 2, 2020
The onslaught forced the Boko Haram insurgents to scamper for cover after receiving heavy battering from the Chadian troops.
The beating received by the Boko Haram insurgents forced Shekau to send an audio message to his followers, telling them to hold their ground against the Chadian troops.
In an unusual message from Abubakar Shekau the factional leader of Boko Haram, he rallied his fighters to hold their ground against the rampaging Chadian troops.
The Audio message which was made public on Tuesday, March 31 did noting to boast the moral of his fighters and they retreated from their positions in communities around the lake Chad area.
Shekau in the five minutes audio message directly addressed President Idriss Deby, “Do you think because you have fought several secular wars in several fronts, you can fight those of us that choose to fight for the sake of religion”.
This quite a success as Shekau has never been reported warning his troops against fleeing any previous battle. This is an indication that the Chadian forces most have put the insurgents under immense battering.